You can see the South of France as muse in the delicate tile prints in pastel colors. You can see the California sunshine in this collection with beach-friendly tunics, sundresses and cover-ups. The silhouettes were all very easy, relaxed. Some of them were downright tent-like which makes them comfortable, if not always flattering.
Nanette Lepore’s teenage daughter Violet made her debut as a “model” in the show (the embroidered tunic). However, I feel like I have already watched Violet grow up on the runway as she has supported Mom during her final bow in seasons past. This season, brother and niece also joined the conga line finale. This still doesn’t represent all of the family members in the organization. I love that a designer who has been a longtime champion of working local take it to heart by starting from home!
|photos by Mariana Leung|